SULLY RESIDENTS STAGE SILENT PROTEST AS VALE COUNCILLORS VET SPORTS SITE

More than 50 local residents of all ages turned out in the cold this morningi n a last ditch effort to persuade Vale Councillors to do what local people want them to do.

More than 50 Sully residents of all ages turned out in the cold this morning in a last-ditch effort to persuade Vale Councillors not to shoe-horn yet another huge housing development into the village .

Yet again today the hard-pressed residents of  Sully have picked up their protest placards and come out in force – and in stony silence – to try to persuade the Labour-controlled Vale of Glamorgan Council to leave their village alone.

As most PDN readers will know, the Vale Council’s so-called “Local Development Plan” is set to foist an allocation for more than a 1,000 new homes on – and around  – the village ; a development which will place huge infrastructure pressures on Penarth as well on Sully itself.

The deputy chair of the Vale of Gklamorgan council's planning committee Cllr Margaret Wilkinson explains the application to fellow councillors at today's viewing. The chairman Cllr Fred Johnson - who is also Company Secretary of the Sports Club - did not put in an appearance.

The deputy chair of the Vale of Glamorgan council’s planning committee Cllr Margaret Wilkinson explains the application to fellow councillors at today’s viewing. The chairman Cllr Fred Johnson – who is also Company Secretary of the Sports Club – did not put in an appearance.

Today members of the much-criticised Vale of Glamorgan planning committee were carrying out a “site visit” on the  37 acres of the Sully Sports and Leisure Club where developers St Modwen plan to build 200 new homes. The development is a “hybrid” scheme which – subject to planning permission – will also provide for new sports pitches, a bowls club, a new clubhouse and various other facilities.

Demonstrators of all ages hold a silent protest in a bid to persuade the Vale of Glamorgan Council to reject the plan top build 200 homes on the grounds of Sully Sports Club

Sull;y residents of  all ages hold a silent protest this morning  in a bid to persuade the Vale of Glamorgan Council to reject a plan to build 200 homes on the grounds of Sully Sports Club

More than 50 demonstrators – including young mothers and babies – stood with placards in a  silent show of strength and resolve as the planning committee members discussed the scheme with officials, examined the plans and took a first-hand look at the site.

The planning committee site-visit was  a preliminary to tonight’s meeting of the full Vale of Glamorgan Council Planning Committee which will consider a recommendation from the Vale’s planning committee to reject the contentious hybrid scheme.

The site for which planning permission has been applied is bordered in red.

The site for which planning permission has been applied is bordered in red.

There has already been a row about hundreds of fake “letters of support” for the scheme from local residents – which turned out bear forged signatures –  and about the involvement of the chairman of the Vale Council’s planning committee Cllr Fred Johnson – who is Company Secretary of the firm that owns the sports club.

Making the point in print - local residents parading placards and posters at today's site viewing by Vale Councillors. They were not allowed to say anything to the councillors and were warned to could be prejducial to their case if they did.

Making the point in print – local residents parading placards and posters at today’s site viewing by Vale Councillors. They were warned it could be prejudicial to their case if they attempted to say anything to the councillors….which they’ve elected

Today Vale of Glamorgan Council workmen passing in refuse lorries shouted “build more houses!” as the protestors continued their silent and dignified demonstration.

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2 Responses to SULLY RESIDENTS STAGE SILENT PROTEST AS VALE COUNCILLORS VET SPORTS SITE

  1. Mark says:

    There is no point them saying anything as the council won’t listen. It will go on its way, packing the place out with more houses, overloading the area until it is fit to burst.

  2. Frank Evans says:

    I hope the residents fight this all the way, but sadly considering how corrupt the processes and the council are they don’t stand a chance.

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